Coming Attractions: Cheryl Crane

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April 5, 1958, Cheryl Crane

Photo: Cheryl Crane and Lana Turner in court. Credit: Los Angeles Examiner collection, USC.

April 5, 1958: Cheryl Crane is held in the death of Johnny Stompanato.


Mary Mallory points out that Cheryl Crane will be discussing her new book, “The Bad Always Die Twice,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Vroman’s in Pasadena.

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One Response to Coming Attractions: Cheryl Crane

  1. Remember a fifteen year old kid (me) avidly following the story from the impossible distance of 1958 Chicago. My fellow punks were mesmerized by the mob guy and the movie star. Many of us had only recently seen ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’. We could visualize Johnny Stompanato (what a name) as a real-life John Garfield working for Al Capone. Capone and his world were the romantic mythology of Chicago. Along with Mrs. O’Leary’s cow.

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